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Cell Phone Attendance? What do you think?

By Teachers.Net News Desk • May 1st, 2016


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This photo and suggestion showed up on our @teachersnet Twitter feed.  What do you think? Would you use this method in your classroom?

We asked that question on a Teachers.Net Chatboard. The responses are copied below. Please …



School Principal Todd R. Nelson Is Prolific Writer – See His Books Here!

By Teachers.Net News Desk • Apr 1st, 2016


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Learning and Emotions

By Dr. Marvin Marshall • Apr 1st, 2016
Our emotional system drives our attention, which drives learning and memory. Specifically, how a person “feels” about a situation determines the amount of attention he or she devotes to it. Students need to feel an emotional connection to their tasks, their peers, their teachers, and their school. For an increasing number of students, school is a place where making emotional connections is more important than anything else. This is especially true for so many adolescents where a feeling of belonging almost overshadows all other desires and is often the most important factor that keeps them in school.


Technology in Education – Content Curation for Higher-Level Critical Thinking

By Susan Fitzell • Apr 1st, 2016


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Pinterest is an example of a content curation site that has become enormously popular with teachers. Pinterest users spend hours collecting ideas, resources, items of interest, nostalgia and so on and so forth. Despite the popularity of Pinterest …



The Spel-Lang Tree Seeds Word Study Program – FREE DOWNLOAD

By Teachers.Net News Desk • Apr 1st, 2016
The Spel-Lang Tree takes its name from Spelling and Language. It is the result of the author's many years of instructing primary classrooms and her careful monitoring of the positive results of changes in word study instruction. After several years of use by teachers in first grade classrooms in Ringwood School, Johnsburg District 12, McHenry County, IL, it is also the result of requests by colleagues to publish it. Polishing and publishing this highly effective program has been a labor of love. The Spel-Lang Tree: Seeds is a recent addition to the Spel-Lang Tree word study program. It is intended for kindergarten use or as a resource book for first grade teachers. It offers basic information about sounds and how they are produced and contains activities that are helpful for reinforcing sound/symbol relationships. A suggested sequence for instruction is provided. The Spel-Lang Tree: Seeds is currently available for FREE DOWNLOAD!


Why Students Don’t Do Their Homework–And What You Can Do About It

By Jennifer Davis Bowman Ed.D. • Apr 1st, 2016
We hear a lot of stuff when students don’t do their homework. Our cup runneth over with FBI-proof, puppy-dog eyes, procrastinated-filled homework excuses. What we don’t hear, is the research on how to excuse-proof our classrooms for homework. It seems, we are in the dark about engaging students in the homework process. Specifically, what contributes to homework resistance? How can we better support students in not only completing, but learning (gasp) from assigned homework?


Classroom Management Articles by Harry K. & Rosemary Wong

By Harry K. & Rosemary Wong • Apr 1st, 2016
The internationally known and sought after classroom management gurus, authors of the bestselling First Days of School and THE Classroom Management Book, Harry & Rosemary Wong share all 15 years of their timeless Effective Teaching articles, written exclusively for Teachers.Net Gazette, right here in one place for easy access. Do share the link!


What You Need to Know About U.S. Copyrights, Intellectual Property and Licensing

By Internet Scout Report • Apr 1st, 2016
As educators, researchers, librarians, and students, many of readers are continually on the lookout for the best ways to share and build upon curriculum components and other educational materials. Central to this inquiry are the nuanced, and often complicated, legal protections, doctrines, and practices that support Intellectual Property (IP) rights. In this special edition of the Scout Report are collected and annotated 15 high-quality resources that may help shine some light in this area. From determining a document's reusability to explaining Creative Commons, this collection of resources will be both informative and thought provoking.


A High School Teacher Visits the “Little Ones”

By Dede Rittman • Apr 1st, 2016
I want to share some humorous observations (so far) from the preschool and elementary students and schools in which I have presented. I have noticed that for whatever reason, all elementary schools smell exactly the same. (Chalk? Crayons?? Cleaning products????) Toilets in elementary school lavatories are very short. And virtually every girls' room has a sign that says "Remember to flush." Adults in elementary restrooms must become VERY AWARE of not tripping over small stools which are in front of some sinks...


Teaching! I Would Do It Again! Part 3

By Warren Singer • Apr 1st, 2016
An unplanned classroom swamp, snakes on the loose, dry ice gone rogue and fire in the elevator...these are just some of the memorable episodes from a lifetime of teaching. Read on...


Teachers.Net Gazette Vol.13 No.4 April 2016
Cover Story by Sarah Powley
Always the Kids
More Teacher Articles...
»Learning and EmotionsDr. Marvin Marshall
»Testing a String Theory - PBL Inspired by Steve Erkel's Time MachineTodd R. Nelson
»Technology in Education - Content Curation for Higher-Level Critical ThinkingSusan Fitzell
»Why Students Don't Do Their Homework-And What You Can Do About ItJennifer Davis Bowman Ed.D.
»Classroom Management Articles by Harry K. & Rosemary WongHarry K. & Rosemary Wong
»What Should We Teach Our Students About Social Issues - The Whole Truth Or A Watered-Down Version?Linda R. Young
»A High School Teacher Visits the "Little Ones"Dede Rittman
»Teaching! I Would Do It Again! Part 3Warren Singer
»Higher Education Becoming More Difficult To FinanceStewart Brekke
»The Spel-Lang Tree Seeds Word Study Program - FREE DOWNLOADNews Desk
»Autistic Students: Are We Asking Them to Do Their Best While They Feel Their Worst?Janet Lintala
»Earn CEUs in Maine This Summer – Eagle Hill Institute Field CoursesNews Desk
»Apple Seeds - Quotes For EducatorsBarb Stutesman
»What You Need to Know About U.S. Copyrights, Intellectual Property and LicensingInternet Scout Report

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